A Selective Guide to the Arts in Los Angeles

Larry Wilmore, Emmy and Peabody Award-winning “Senior Black Correspondent” from “The Daily Show with Jon Stewart” discusses and signs “I’d Rather We Got the Casinos: And Other Black Thoughts” at Vroman’s Bookstore on Feb. 10 at 7 pm. Through letters, op-eds, graduation speeches and more, Wilmore takes a comic look at race in America. Vroman’s brings authors on an almost-daily basis to Pasadena. Founded in 1894, it is the oldest and largest independent bookstore in Southern California, with two floors of books and gifts, as well as a cafe.

Vroman’s Bookstore, 695 E. Colorado Blvd., Pasadena, 91101, (626) 449-5320, www.vromansbookstore.com.